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SALUTE TO THE SOPRANOS

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 2003

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0831 ( 19,654 )
Across
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Popular side : SLAW
5
Fingers : RATSON
11
Andrews, e.g.: Abbr. : AFB
14
Coors competitor : PABST
19
Island wiggle : HULA
20
Captivate, in a way : ENAMOR
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Mallorca Mrs. : SRA
22
Gaucho's turf : LLANO
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The bakery worker ___ : ICEDTHECUPCAKES
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Pop singer Neville : AARON
27
Professional headgear : FIREHAT
28
Mies van der Rohe's motto : LESSISMORE
30
Arcade favorite : TETRIS
31
The spendthrift ___ : WASTEDHISMONEY
35
Wrap artist? : CHRISTO
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Is down with : HAS
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The gardener ___ : WHACKEDTHEWEEDS
46
Fly catcher : WEB
49
Berated loudly : YELLEDAT
50
Super : GREAT
52
Arabian peninsula city : SANA
53
Mother of Helen : LEDA
54
The enterprising musician ___ : PLUGGEDHISCDS
58
Ladder company? : ELOPERS
62
Stable particle : OAT
63
Identify, in a way : DIAGNOSE
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Drain, in a way : SAP
65
Dork : DWEEB
68
Commercial prefix with Cat : SNO
69
Isolde's love : TRISTRAM
74
Stutz contemporary : REO
75
Barbecue setting : TERRACE
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The short-tempered fellow ___ : HITTHECEILING
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Like slander : ORAL
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Caught flat-footed on a tennis serve, maybe : ACED
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
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Lincoln and Madison : CAPITALS
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Michael Stipe's band : REM
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Aladdin ___ : RUBBEDOUTAGENIE
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Simile's center : ASA
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From humble beginnings : LOWBORN
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The shopper ___ : CLIPPEDCOUPONS
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Trattoria bottles : SOAVES
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Past masters : HISTORIANS
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Emergency delivery, maybe : AIRLIFT
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Better trained : ABLER
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The unambitious worker ___ : KNOCKEDOFFEARLY
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Start of a legal conclusion : IREST
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Many moons : EON
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"Bewitched" witch : ENDORA
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Words with instant or uproar : INAN
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Fits in well : NESTS
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Get the drift : SEE
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Prepare for the new model year : RETOOL
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Hoopster Thurmond : NATE
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Go from second to third, say : SHIFT
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Port St. ___, Fla. : LUCIE
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Argus-eyed : ALERT
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Egret, e.g. : WADER
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Kicked around some more : REHASHED
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Working without ___ : ANET
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One X : TAC
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Mustangs' sch. : SMU
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"Alley ___!" : OOP
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A.E.C. successor : NRC
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Didn't hold back one's curiosity : ASKED
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Deserving a slap, perhaps : FRESH
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Low men : BASSI
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Bank holding? : PLASMA
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Los ___ (nuclear site) : ALAMOS
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Peer : BARON
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Dorm annoyance : SNORE
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Cruiserweight boxing champion James ___ : TONEY
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Old talk show name : THICKE
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It may be bitter : ALE
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"Kinda" suffix : ISH
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1984-88 skating gold medalist : WITT
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Havana residue : ASH
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___-Foy, Que. : STE
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Road help : TOW
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Nutritional fig. : RDA
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Noah of "ER" : WYLE
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No-goodnik : HEEL
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Designer Gucci : ALDO
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Mark time, in a way : CLAP
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Bloke : EGG
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Fraction of a joule : ERG
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It's been done : DEED
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Cruel one : SADIST
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City where Dr Pepper originated, 1885 : WACO
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Goals : ENDS
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Slider's goal : BASE
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Early aristocrat : THANE
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Fig. with two dashes : SSN
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Okra unit : POD
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Bar topic : LAW
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Prenatal care centers? : UTERI
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Book after Neh. : ESTH
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Hard-to-find cards, to collectors : RARES
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Spreading device : SPACER
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Bard's nightfall : EEN
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Wetlands area : BOG
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Whaler's direction : THAR
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"Dirty" dish : RICE
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Agenda part : ITEM
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Usual: Abbr. : STD
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Answering machine offering, sometimes : MENU
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Some schoolwork : ROTE
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Galway Bay's ___ Islands : ARAN
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Cartel city : CALI
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Different : ELSE
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Having five sharps : INB
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Maze site, maybe : LAB
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Tinker, Evers and Chance : CUBS
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Wagner opera : PARSIFAL
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Tune out : IGNORE
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Assist, to Eliza Doolittle : ELP
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When said five times, a 1974 Rolling Stones hit : DOO
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Part of B.Y.O.B. : OWN
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Best suited : APTEST
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Trivia category : SPORTS
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___ Lingus : AER
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Part of a power saw : CHAIN
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Cuba ___ : LIBRE
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Getaway spots : ISLES
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Dutch sights : DIKES
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Vacation rental, maybe : CANOE
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Two-___ (court situation) : ONONE
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O.J.'s team : USC
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Novelist ___ René Lesage : ALAIN
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Actress Lisi : VIRNA
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Black key : EFLAT
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"Funny Girl" composer : STYNE
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___-Cuban music : AFRO
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Plunk preceder : KER
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Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
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Banned pesticide : DDT
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Hugs, symbolically : OOO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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